Jordan is back for another episode of Physical Releases! This week is a lot of fun, so make sure you check it out. You can watch the video below, or you can continue downward to read the script.
Let’s get physical! It’s Jordan here. Back again with this week’s update on all the physical releases coming to the Nintendo Switch. We’re in the second week of May, so we are looking at games from the 11th until the 15th. This will cover physical retail releases, low print releases, and those lovely, lovely imports.
Before we dive it, I should make it clear that due to the global climate right now, most of the games stated here are very precarious in if they will make these dates or not. So keep most of these dates with a pinch of salt by your side, and don’t be shocked if they get delayed.
TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2
TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2 is due for a release on the Switch this week. This is the follow up to last year’s release which Juan reviewed and found rather good from what I remember. Obviously with a sequel we have even higher hopes and we’re trying to take a look at it for review. Juan is currently stacked with projects, but he does want to take this on for review if we find the time. That lad’s got a lot on his plate right now.
Bibi and Tina: Adventures with Horses
Bibi and Tina: Adventures with Horses is supposedly getting a wider release this week. This saw a regional release in Germany, I believe, there’s a lot of obscure stuff in that country it’s difficult to keep track. Anyways, this looks to be a cheap crappy
But wait, there’s more, it seems like perhaps there’s a second Bibi und Tina game getting a wider release on the same day. Bibi and Tina at the Horse farm. The only positive things I can say about these two is that, at least for hardcore collector’s, it’s now much easier to get ahold of them.
Super Kickers League Ultimate
Super Kickers League Ultimate is an arcade style sports game with anarchy on the cards. This football game claims to have no rules, no refs – just get the ball in the back of the net. Sounds like a fun concept for those who were fans of Mario Strikers back in the day, however the quality is going to be very questionable. Published by Funbox media, with a name and budget that just screams shovelware. I mean, who knows, it might be fun. But don’t get your hopes up. It looks poor. Supposedly out on the 15th in Europe.
Let’s jump into the low print physical releases!
Legend of Skyfish
Red Art Games announced their latest Switch game and it is Legend of the Skyfish. This is a top-down puzzle adventure game . It has a nice art style, but it does look seem to be a very average game, perhaps worse than average as it’s sitting at 46 on Metacritic. If you’re looking for a Zelda style game, you’re better off with one of the Ittle Dew releases on the Switch which are much higher quality than this. You can pre-order this one now.
Shantae and the Seven Sirens
Limited Run Games have their next Switch game lined up for pre-order and it’s the hotly anticipated release of Shantae and the Seven Sirens. I know this release has a lot of people excited, there are some big Shantae fans out there. This is 2D action platformer with metroidvania elements where Shantae transforms into various animals. Lots of personality, great music and visual style. This game was released on mobile late last year but is almost upon us on the Switch. We haven’t played it, but from the quality that’s come before, you can be sure this is going to be a fantastic game. Limited Run will have a physical pre-order on the 15th with a standard edition as well as a collector’s edition which will net you a poster, a commemorative game boy cart with stand, 50 trading cards, a steel book and, the best thing, a CD soundtrack.
Streets of Rage 4 News
Something which I want to bring up is the recent announcement of the fact Streets of Rage 4 isn’t going to be a Limited Run exclusive. Nope. Merge games have a release planned for standard retail which in itself comes with come goodies, but they’re also going to give it the Signature Edition treatment which is available for pre-order now. Release is planned in the summer. I wouldn’t normally mention this, but I did personally find it quite distasteful from a consumer standpoint, especially those around the world who pre-ordered with Limited Run with their expensive international shipping, under the assumption it wouldn’t get a wider release. Of course we all know that Limited Run don’t have an exclusivity deal, developers are free to go with another publisher too. But the timing is really quite poor. If I’d have ordered I would have been well pissed off. There are numerous companies involved here and it seems no one particularly thought of the people while putting this together. I’m very happy Streets of Rage 4 is getting a standard retail release. I prefer that, way more than it being Low Print. But come on guys, whoever it was who made the call on the delayed nature of the announcement, show a bit more courtesy next time.
GRIS and My Friend Pedro
Alright, moving on to something a bit nicer, Special Reserve Games are giving people a second chance to get their hands on a couple of their sold out releases. On the 15th you can have chance to pick up Gris and My Friend Pedro for the Switch. Extremely limited quantities so if you’re desperate for those games, you’ll definitely want to set an alarm for when they go live. That’s the 15th.
Alright, let’s jump into the imports this week…
Not a lot of imports, to be honest, but if you want to purchase any of them be sure to use the links below in the description and pinned comment to help support the SwitchWatch team and get 5% off your order from Play Asia if you use the discount coupon SWITCHWATCHTV.
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest X, yes the online game, is getting another package of all 5 expansions in . There’s not much to say here as it’s an MMO but only available in Japan unless you do some magic with a VPN and even then, it’s all in Japanese.
AO Tennis 2
AO Tennis 2 is getting its Japanese release this week. This already has a western release, so no need to take too much interest.
And that’ really about it. Be sure to check out last week’s episode for more tasty imports coming in the next weeks and months.
Right guys, hope you enjoyed this episode of Physical Releases.
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